SOTHEBYS TO HOSTS THE HIGHEST ESTIMATED WINE AUCTION IN HISTORY
Updated: Feb 2
With over 16,889 bottles listed for auction the upcoming TRAN-SCEND-ENT wines auctions will become the highest estimated wine auction in history.
Scheduled to take place from 29 to 31 March 2019, in Hong Kong the three-day sale will offer 2,704 lots (16,889 bottles of wines) from the extensive private cellars of The Transcendent Collector, featuring the finest producers from Burgundy, Champagne, Rhône, Bordeaux, and Italy and is expected to realize an estimated $26 million (HK $206 million)
Tran-scend-ent Wines is the most significant single-owner wine sale ever held, bringing to the market in unprecedented breadth and depth some of the greatest names in the wine world. A true pioneer, the Transcendent Collector honed his tastes at an early age, choosing to focus on wines that he loved and appreciated. This passion and vision to seek out the very best has culminated in a collection on a scale the like of which has never been seen before.
The sale will offer a broad range of the greatest Burgundies, featuring over 250 lots of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti encompassing five decades, including La Tâche 1953 and Montrachet from 1972 to 2006. The collection also boasts over 80 lots of Maison and Domaine Leroy, featuring La Romanée 1953 and 1962 from Maison Leroy, 20 cases of Grands Echézeaux 1959 Maison Leroy, and 6 cases of Echézeaux 1966 Maison Leroy.
An outstanding offering of over 600 lots of Domaine Coche-Dury forms the most complete ‘library’ of Coche-Dury to be seen at auction, the number of bottles potentially exceeding stocks held by the winery. The line-up includes over 200 lots of Corton Charlemagne from 1988 to 2012, over 170 lots of Meursault, Perrières from 1982 to 2014, over 90 lots of Meursault from 1989 to 2015, in addition to other famous Meursault vineyards such as Caillerets, Les Chevalières, Geneverières, Rougeots, and Puligny Montrachet Les Enseignères.
A further highlight is a vast collection of mature Champagne, led by the entire range of Dom Pérignon, Dom Pérignon Rosé, Dom Pérignon Oenothèque, Dom Pérignon Oenothèque Rosé, P2 and P3, focusing on the outstanding vintages from the 1960s and 1970s.
The sale is also distinguished by a strong collection of the greatest Rhônes, featuring over 140 lots of Guigal including the legendary 1985 vintage and the debut 1978 vintage from La Landonne, as well as other highly sought-after producers such as La Mouline and La Turque.
Historic First Growth Bordeaux going back through the decades is highlighted by La Mission Haut-Brion 1945 and 1959, Mouton Rothschild 1945, Lafite 1961, and Latour 1959.
The ‘Tran-scend-ent Wines’ auction will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center - For more information visit SOTHEBY'S